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Book of the Week

 

A Kind of Vanishing

by Lesley Thomson

2009 The People’s Book Prize for Fiction (US)

 

abuse               crime                 fiction            literary

Lesley Thomson is a class above, and A Kind of Vanishing is a novel to treasure.- Ian Rankin

When a child disappears, who takes the blame?

A child disappears.
A woman grows up harbouring a terrible secret.
Her daughter wants to know the truth.

It's the summer of 1968, the day Senator Robert Kennedy is shot. Two 9-year-old girls, Eleanor Ramsay and Alice Howland, are playing hide and seek in the ruins of The Mills, a deserted village on the Sussex coast. When it is Eleanor's turn to hide, Alice disappears.

This is a spellbinding mystery of obsession and guilt. It is also the poignant story of what happens to those who are left behind when a child vanishes without trace.

 

 

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